"Foreigner in my own land" Words that I will forever have in my skin. This tattoo, means An ancestral burden that I did not choose. Quoted directly, From a man... Who faught Side by side with heroes in order to gain a taste of freedom. An ideal he believed essential. But.... The tint of his skin, and his mother tongue, determined his fate... He was forever exiled from the country he fought for and held on so dear. "Foreigner in my own land." Generations passed, And we still hold this burden. My roots... Determined something. An idea that I am less according to some. My people are fighting a fight, That shouldnt even exist. And I am proud to say... I am a foreigner in my own land. Because no matter where I go... I am a stranger. Regardless of race and color. We will always be foreigners to others. Yet, I am a stranger that will hold a smile, And welcome the bigotry. I know what I am. And I am proud. Instead of infecting others with hate.... Let us celebrate our differences and appreciate each other. Because we are all Foreigners.
I recently got this tattoed on my thigh. I must admit, it is my proudest ink.